State claims raffle will benefit wildlife habitat
In the past, the only thing a hunter could do during the time between the Nevada big game application deadline in April and the day the draw results are posted in June was to sit and wait and hope for the best.
That changed last year with the introduction of the Nevada Dream Tags, and it will continue this year as well, according to the state’s wildlife department.
The Nevada Dream Tags Program is a raffle that allows resident and nonresident sportsmen a chance at the hunt of a lifetime while also contributing to Nevada’s wildlife habitat.
The tags are similar to other western states’ raffle tags and “hunt of a lifetime” tags.
Five dream tags will be awarded in 2013: one for Elk, California Bighorn Sheep, Desert Bighorn Sheep, Antelope and Mule Deer. All that is required to get started in the raffle is to first purchase a Resource Enhancement Stamp for $10. By using the stamp, hunters may purchase an unlimited number of raffle tickets for each species available for $5 each.
Interested persons may purchase both the RES Stamp and the raffle tickets at NVDreamTag.org.
The public is also welcome to purchase tickets for family and friends, officials said in a news release this past week.
For those not interested in hunting, the Resource Enhancement Stamp can be purchased by anyone who wants to contribute to the preservation, protection, management and restoration of game and its habitat.
Tickets for the Nevada Dream Tag raffle are available now and will be sold until June 30 for this year’s hunting season, officials said. The winners will be announced in early July.
For more information on the Nevada Dream Tags program, please visit the website at NVDreamTag.org.